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Adolescent Girls

May 22, 2024

One year of AGIP’s very first Adolescent Girls Advisory Committee

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Background

Based on a series of discussions with adolescent girls, youth, and AGIP Board members, we agreed that the inclusion of adolescent girls should be at the centre and prioritized in AGIP’s governance and structure. In March 2023, AGIP launched its very first Adolescent Girls Advisory Committee (AGAC) with the intention of sharing decision-making power with adolescent girls. AGAC was intended to be a co-created journey where the members collectively decided how they wanted to engage with AGIP’s governance process, Working Groups, and Board with the idea that AGAC will inform the work of AGIP at all levels.

One-year updates

AGIP’s first ever Adolescent Girls Advisory Committee officially completed its first year on 14th March 2024! We organised annual review and celebration calls with our Girl Advisors and their community-based focal points in March and April and are delighted to note all the positive progress made over the year.

From creating a safe, joyful space during monthly calls, democratically electing AGAC members to AGIP Board, providing need-based support calls for each Girl Advisor and focal point, organising capacity building sessions, reviewing key AGIP projects and annual workplans, co-designing and co-facilitating monthly calls, we have made positive progress on the core mandate of AGIP around sharing decision-making power.

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November 24, 2023

My UNGA Journey: Empowering Adolescent Girls on the Global Stage

Girl Voices, Stay Updated

by Misati, AGIP Girl Advisor 2023 

I am Misati, an adolescent girl from Kenya associated with the Northern Women Empowerment Initiative (NOWEI) Kenya. Thanks to the support of AMPLIFY Girls and the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP), I had the incredible opportunity to participate in events at the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly and related meetings held in New York from 15 – 23 September 2023. 

In today’s world, we are confronted with numerous crises, issues, and conflicts.

Amid all these challenges, adolescent girls and young women, who have often been marginalized throughout their lives, continue to silently endure without the hope of change; in fact, their situations seem to be deteriorating. 

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